Careers and Outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Our middle school education program provides you with experiences that will prepare you to become an effective middle school teacher in grades five through nine. After you successfully complete our program, you will be certified to teach in the state of Missouri, and also be certified in two subject areas which will improve your opportunities for employment.

New certification requirements have significantly increased employment opportunities for middle school educators in the United States. Beginning salaries for graduates are in the $24,000 to $30,000 range, depending on the geographic area.

Helping you secure a teaching position upon graduation is an important service provided by the University and the School of Teacher Education. The Career Center, in cooperation with the school, will take an active role in helping you secure a position upon graduation.